Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has approved various improving proposals such as the introduction of new syllabus, choice-based credit system and additional courses which were suggested by the institute's academic council for improvements in quality of education.
The council members are mulling over the idea of turning into a 'holistic institution for cinema, television and allied arts. Gajendra Chauhan, the chairperson of the institute faced opposition by students of the institution. The students cited that he lacked of the vision and stature. Discussion in this issue was headed by the chairman and the governing council's meeting in was held in Mumbai on Tuesday. In this meeting, the council cleared the proposals submitted by its academic council in June. As per the source, there was no discussion on the nomenclature of the institute and the nod to the proposals paved the way for the implementation of the "vision document".
"We are looking at making FTII an institute of higher learning where there will be more subjects as well as short-term courses on offer. The council has not yet decided about the nomenclature, although for the sake of convenience we are calling it University of Cinema, Television & Allied Arts. To introduce changes, small committees will be formed. Once they submit their report, the changes will come into effect by next year," said FTII director Bhupendra Kainthola.
The new proposal suggests, introduction of nine schools under the aegis of FTII that will offer 22 courses, including short-term courses, besides core subjects like direction, cinematography, acting, editing and sound design.
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